Oasis@Midweek is tomorrow
Our next Oasis@Midweek is tomorrow night. This event is for kids JK to grade 6 who are invited to join us from 6:30pm to 8pm for an Oasis Camp themed evening of music, games, life lesson and this week a camp-related craft from our Kid’s Ministry team. O@M is not just for those who went to camp but for all who would like to remember how MONUMENTAL God is and celebrate his awesomeness.
Outreach opportunity: Meet your city counsellor event at GBC this Thursday!
As a church we desire to be good neighbours, build relationship with the community and earn the opportunity to share the hope in Jesus we have. With this in mind, in conjunction with the Junction Neighbourhood Group, we are hosting an information meeting with our Ward 3 counsellors. “Meet your city counsellor night” is a great outreach opportunity and chance for we as a church to shine. The event will be held this Thursday from 7-8:30pm. Please come out if you’re in this ward to meet your neighbors. If you’re not, you’re still welcome to support this event. May we let our lights shine!
Thought for the Day: You have a testimony
I’ve been sharing of late some thoughts on outreach and sharing your faith. Here, to me, is the most effective way- share your story!
I think the best way to share our faith is to share what God has done in our own lives. But you don’t have to have an “I-almost-died-doing-drugs-when-Jesus-showed-up-in-a-vision” story in order to have a testimony. Your testimony can simply be knowing that God is faithful and knowing how much He loves you and sharing that message of hope.
Most of you know my story of how I came to be a follower of Jesus through the death of our child (if you don’t, let me know, I’d love to share it with you). But that’s my story. Your story is your story and yours is as valid and as important as mine is. We don’t want to get into valuing our stories based on the content. Tell YOUR story and let God work with it through the Holy Spirit.
Whether you’ve journeyed with God your whole life or you’ve walked through a whole lot of pain, brokenness and mistakes, you—yes, you!—can testify to what God has done and who He is. Share your story with the world around you. I think this is the most powerful way we can share our faith: to share what God has done in our own lives, and talk about our relationship with Him.
In His grip,